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  Tavita Pritchard
Tavita Pritchard

Player Profile

Tacoma, WA

High School:
Clover Park HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 210



AT STANFORD: Fifth-year senior has made 19 starts as Stanford's signal-caller over the last two seasons...has completed 244-of-449 passes for 2,747 yards with 15 touchdowns and 22 interceptions in 26 career games, including 19 starts...Stanford has posted a 7-12 record in his starts...made his first career start in Stanford's 24-23 victory over second-ranked USC in 2007.

2008 (SENIOR): Started all 12 games at quarterback...compiled a 114.6 pass-efficiency rating, completing 147 of 254 passes (57.9%) for 1,633 yards with 10 touchdowns and 13 interceptions...shared the quarterbacking duties with Alex Loukas over the last five games of the season...missed the second half of the Arizona game with a mild concussion...recorded a 125.2 pass-efficiency rating in Stanford's five wins, completing 56 of 94 passes (59.6%) for 626 yards, six touchdowns and just two interceptions...helped Stanford to its first win of the season against San Jose State, throwing for 159 yards while running nine times for 40 yards, including his first rushing TD...threw for a career high three touchdowns in Stanford's 35-28 victory at Washington, completing 16-of-24 passes for 222 yards without an interception...quarterback rating of 185.62 was a career best...connected on 13 of his first 17 passes for 113 yards and a touchdown against Arizona but suffered a mild concussion prior to halftime...did not return to the game as Alex Loukas and Jason Forcier shared second half quarterbacking duties...completed 4-of-8 passes for 41 yards and a touchdown in Stanford's 58-0 victory over Washington State, as the Cardinal amassed 344 yards on the ground...connected with fullback Josh Catron on a five-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter...turned in a solid performance at Oregon, going 15 for 22 for 138 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions...also ran for a career-high 42 yards on eight carries...led Stanford back from 17-3 first-quarter deficit to a 28-27, fourth-quarter lead...completed both of his passes for 18 yards on Stanford's final drive, while also adding a 10-yard run...threw for a career-high 306 yards in the Big Game at Cal, while matching his career best with 22 completions (37 attempts)...however, also matched his high with three interceptions.

2007 (JUNIOR): Appeared in nine games and made seven consecutive starts from Oct. 6 to Nov. 4...completed 97 of 194 (50%) of his pass attempts for a career-high 1,114 yards and five touchdowns...threw nine interceptions for a 97.46 pass efficiency rating...secured his spot in Stanford football lore when he engineered an epic, 24-23 upset win over second-ranked (AP) USC at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in his first career start...connected with Mark Bradford for the game-winning touchdown on a fourth-and-goal play from the USC 10-yard line with 0:49 left in the game...completed 11 of 30 passes for 149 yards in the game...performance earned him Week 6 Pontiac Game Changing Performance honors...start was necessitated due to the fact T.C. Ostrander was not cleared medically to compete after suffering a seizure on Sept. 30...was 12 for 72 for 171 yards with a career-high two touchdowns the next week vs. TCU...turned in a solid performance in Stanford's road win at Arizona, completing 19 of 27 passes for 181 yards and one touchdown...finished with 189 yards in completing 16-of-32 passes at Oregon State...completed 1-of-3 passes against Washington before leaving the game with an injury...bounced back the following week at Washington State to set career-highs in passing yards, completions and attempts, going 22 for 40 for 263 yards...rushed for a career-high 35 yards on nine carries against Notre Dame...saw spot action in the Big Game against Cal, completing 5 of 9 passes for 45 yards.

2006 (SOPHOMORE): Earned his first varsity letter, appearing in five games as reserve quarterback, special teams and wide receiver...played in two games under center...was 0-for-1 against Oregon State and was credited with three rush attempts for -13 yards at Arizona State.

2005 (FRESHMAN): Did not see action.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from Clover Park High School in Lakewood, Wash...All-Far West selection by SuperPrep and PrepStar...ranked as the 10th-best recruit in Washington by SuperPrep...threw for 5,323 yards and 55 touchdowns in his career...Seamont League Offensive MVP and first team all-league selection as senior after completing 147 of 286 passes for 2,227 yards and 25 touchdowns...also named to the Tacoma News Tribune's All-Area team...earned second team all-league honors as a junior after completing 154 of 317 passes for 2,235 yards and 24 touchdowns...four-year basketball letterwinner and also earned three letters in baseball...earned all-league honors in both sports...his father, David, was a starting center at Washington State and played in the 1981 Holiday Bowl...his uncle, Jack Thompson, earned legendary quarterback status at Washington State as the "Throwin' Samoan"...communications major.

Year G-GS PA PC Pct. Yds Int TD LG Tot Off
2006 5-0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 -13
2007 9-7 194 97 50.0 1,114 9 5 42 1,159
2008 12-12 254 147 57.9 1,633 13 10 61 1,746
Totals 26-19 449 244 49.7 2,747 22 15 61 2,892

Pritchard's Career Highs

Passing Attempts: 40 at Washington State, Nov. 11, 2007
Passing Completions: 22 at Washington State, Nov. 11, 2007; at California, Nov. 22, 2008
Passing Yards: 306 at California, Nov. 22, 2008
Passing Touchdowns: 3 at Washington, Sept. 27, 2008
Long: 61 at Washington, Sept. 27, 2008
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